The Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) is truly saddened and horrified by the attack on the Tree of Life congregation. Our prayers go out to the victims, their families, the first responders, and the people of Pittsburgh. This insidious attack upon a house of worship, a sacred place, is especially jarring. In recent years, a growing number of congregations across our country have been targets of gun violence and hate. White supremacists murdered six Sikh Americans in Oak Creek, nine African Americans in Charleston, and now eleven Jewish Americans in Pittsburgh.
As we grieve with the Jewish community, MuBANY is committed to redoubling our efforts to take on hate.